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La Chimera (15)

La Chimera
Thursday 20 Jun 20242:30pm Book Now (Descriptive subtitles)

Arthur (Josh O'Connor), a British archaeologist, mourning a long lost love, works with a group of grave robbers hunting ancient Etruscan treasures to sell on the black market in 1980s Italy.


Directed by Alice Rohrwacher.

NT Live: Nye (15)

NT Live: Nye
Thursday 20 Jun 20247:00pm Book Now
Playing live in THE ORIGINAL.
Michael Sheen plays Nye Bevan in a surreal and spectacular journey through the life and legacy of the man who transformed Britain’s welfare state and created the NHS.
Confronted with death, Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan’s deepest memories lead him on a mind-bending journey back through his life; from childhood to mining underground, Parliament and fights with Churchill.
Written by Tim Price and directed by Rufus Norris (Small Island), this epic new Welsh fantasia will be broadcast live from the National Theatre.

The Beast (15)

The Beast
Saturday 22 Jun 20242:30pm Book Now
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The year is 2044: artificial intelligence controls all facets of a stoic society as humans routinely "erase" their feelings. Hoping to eliminate pain caused by her past-life romances, Gabrielle (Léa Seydoux) continually falls in love with different incarnations of Louis (George MacKay). Visually audacious director Bertrand Bonello (Saint Laurent, Nocturama) fashions his most accomplished film to date: a sci-fi epic, inspired by Henry James' turn-of-the-century novella, suffused with mounting dread and a haunting sense of mystery. Punctuated by a career-defining, three-role performance by Seydoux, The Beast poignantly conveys humanity's struggle against dissociative identity and emotionless existence.

THX 1138 (15)

THX 1138
Saturday 22 Jun 20247:00pm Book Now

Part of the series, MOTHER CUTTERS.

A chilling exploration of the future is also a compelling examination of the present in George Lucas's THX 1138, starring Robert Duvall as a man whose mind and body are controlled by the government. THX makes a harrowing attempt to escape from a world where thoughts are controlled, freedom is an impossibility and love is the ultimate crime. "The real excitement of THX 1138 is not really the message but the medium - the use of film not to tell a story so much as to convey an experience. Stunning...dazzling...chilling and terribly powerful" (Charles Champlin, Los Angeles Times).

The film was edited by George Lucas with assistant editor Marcia Lucas in their garage. As the studios - and the moguls who ran them - had imploded, oversight had vanished, leading to a new freedom in American cinema without which films such as THX 1138 might not have been made. While the film further cemented Marcia Lucas's reputation as an editor its failure at the box office helped usher in the downfall of George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope.

More than half a century after its release, THX 1138 is more interesting than ever, and offer students of film - and particularly editing - a swift 90-minute exercise in The New Hollywood.

On the Waterfront (PG)

On the Waterfront
Friday 28 Jun 20246:00pm Book Now
Thursday 4 Jul 20242:30pm Book Now

Marlon Brando is the longshoreman who finds himself increasingly isolated when he challenges the might and power of the tough new York City dockers' Union. Rod Steiger is his elder brother, torn between loyalty to union and love of family. Lee J. Cobb is the powerful union boss, while Eva Marie Saint is the girl with whom Brando falls in love.

Winner of 8 Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Support Actress, Best Director and Best Screenplay, this devastating film has, since its first screening, become one of the movie greats.

Playing in a new 4K restoration courtesy of Park Circus celebrating the centenaries of Brando's birth and Columbia Pictures, and screening on July 4 - Eva Marie Saint's 100th birthday.

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (PG)

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
Friday 28 Jun 20248:30pm Book Now
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The 1989 classic returns for its 35th Anniversary!

Bill and Ted are in danger of flunking school most heinously if they fail their history exam, and if they do they’ll have to break up their totally bodacious band, WYLD STALLYNS. No way! But everything changes when they meet Rufus - an awesome dude in a phone booth who can travel through time.

Rosalie (15)

Rosalie
Saturday 29 Jun 20242:30pm Book Now
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France, 1870. Rosalie is a young woman with a secret... She was born with a face and body covered in hair. A genuine bearded lady. She’s kept her secret safe all her life, until Abel, an indebted bar owner, marries her for her dowry. Now, she no longer wishes to hide.


A story of hope and radical self-acceptance, ROSALIE is a beautiful and bold romance from director Stéphanie Di Giusto, starring Nadia Tereszkiewicz and Benoît Magimel.

Jaws (12A)

Jaws
Friday 5 Jul 20247:00pm Book Now

Part of the series, MOTHER CUTTERS.

Steven Spielberg's 1975 thriller is based on Peter Benchley's 1974 novel of the same name and tells the tale of a man-eating great white shark attacking beachgoers at a summer resort town. Defying the inept mayor and his cronies, police chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) sets out to hunt it down with the help of a marine biologist (Richard Dreyfuss) and a curmudgeonly shark hunter (Robert Shaw).

“We all referred to Verna Fields [editor of Jaws] as Mother Cutter. She was very earthy, very maternal. She cut her films at her house, at her pool house, in the San Fernando Valley, and it was a very haimish kind of workplace. All of our disagreements happened with that darn shark! Verna was always in favor of less to be more. And I was trying to squeeze in that one more—because it took me DAYS to get that one shot! So I’m going back to, I’m on a barge for two days trying to get the shark to look real, and the sad fact was that the shark would only look real in 36 frames and not 38 frames. And that 2 frame difference was the difference between something really scary, and something that looked like a great white floating turd.” – Steven Spielberg.

Green Border (15)

Green Border
Sunday 7 Jul 20247:00pm Book Now
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Thursday 11 Jul 20242:30pm Book Now (Descriptive Subtitles)
In the treacherous and swampy forests that make up the so-called "green border" between Belarus and Poland, refugees from the Middle East and Africa trying to reach the European Union are trapped in a geopolitical crisis cynically engineered by Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko. In an attempt to provoke Europe, refugees are lured to the border by propaganda promising easy passage to the EU. Pawns in this hidden war, the lives of Julia, a newly minted activist who has given up her comfortable life, Jan, a young border guard, and a Syrian family, intertwine.

30 years after EUROPA EUROPA, three-time Oscar Nominee Agnieszka Holland's poignant new feature GREEN BORDER opens our eyes, speaks to the heart, and challenges us to reflect on the moral choices that fall to ordinary people every day.

Rating 15 TBC.

The Conversation (4K Restoration) (12A)

The Conversation (4K Restoration)
Monday 8 Jul 20247:00pm Book Now

Francis Ford Coppola’s (The Godfather, One From the Heart) Palme D’or winning, seminal neo-noir thriller, THE CONVERSATION, is newly restored in 4K for its 50th Anniversary.


THE CONVERSATION follows Harry Caul (Gene Hackman), a detached and paranoid surveillance expert who finds himself becoming a victim of the same modern technology he uses to destroy others.Full of double-crosses and a thrilling conspiracy, THE CONVERSATION is nothing short of a masterpiece.


Of the new restoration, Coppola says: “As you will notice, I have never offered a new version of THE CONVERSATION, which is a film I have always been proud of, I've never felt the need to improve. It also features my wonderful collaboration with its editor (along with Richard Chew) and sound designer, Walter Murch which reinforces my belief that cinema is a collaborative effort. I am gratified to have made a film that has lived for 50 years."

The Crazy Family (15)

The Crazy Family
Thursday 11 Jul 20247:00pm Book Now

From the director of Electric Dragon 80000v, Crazy Thunder Road and Burst City. The third film released by the Director's Company, a Japanese production company founded in 1982 to provide an avenue for young Japanese filmmakers to grow outside the country's studio system. 


The Kobayashi family finally are able to move out of their tiny, cramped Tokyo apartment to the suburban house of their dreams. But things are not as perfect as they seem: the house is infested by termites and the family starts going crazy: Son Masaki is studying so obsessively for his exams that he’s losing his mind; daughter Erika is oblivious of all but her forthcoming record company audition, grandfather Yasukuni starts getting World War II flashbacks and father Katsuhiko is so worried about his family’s “sickness” that he thinks can only be cured by group suicide. As the Kobayashis’ house begins to crumble, so does the sanity of its inhabitants. Katsuhiko takes it upon himself to keep them from the asylum…at any cost.

Sasquatch Sunset (15)

Sasquatch Sunset
Friday 12 Jul 20247:00pm Book Now
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In the misty forests of North America, a family of Sasquatches—possibly the last of their enigmatic kind— embark on an absurdist, epic, hilarious, and ultimately poignant journey over the course of one year. These shaggy and noble giants fight for survival as they find themselves on a collision course with the ever-changing world around them.


Starring Riley Keough (Zola, American Honey) and Academy Award-Nominee Jesse Eisenberg (Zombieland, The Social Network), acclaimed directors David and Nathan Zellner (Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter) bring you the greatest Bigfoot story ever told.

One Hand Don't Clap (4K Restoration) (U)

One Hand Don't Clap (4K Restoration)
Saturday 13 Jul 20247:00pm Book Now

ONE HAND DON’T CLAP captures the vibrant story of calypso and the emergence of soca, through the eyes of two legendary artists, Lord Kitchener, the Grandmaster of the genre and Calypso Rose, the first woman to break through in a traditionally male arena. In the run up to the exciting crowning of Trinidad's 1986 Calypso Monarch, they discuss their early careers, leading us from New York recording studies to the magic of Carnival in Trinidad & Tobago. ONE HAND DON’T CLAP traces the evolution of a beloved musical genre whose infectious rhythms and exhilarating irreverence have found their way from deeply grounded intergenerational aspects of Caribbean culture to ever-broadening audiences worldwide.


Digitally restored from the original 16mm A/B roll negatives and 35mm magnetic audio tracks by the Academy Film Archive and the Women’s Film Preservation Fund with support from the Leon Levy Foundation.

Drylongso (15)

Drylongso
Friday 19 Jul 20247:00pm Book Now
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A lost treasure of 1990s DIY filmmaking, Cauleen Smith’s Drylongso embeds an incisive look at racial injustice within a lovingly handmade buddy movie/murder mystery/romance. Alarmed by the rate at which the young Black men around her are dying—indeed, “becoming extinct,” as she sees it—brash Oakland art student Pica (Toby Smith) attempts to preserve their existence in Polaroid snapshots, along the way forging a friendship with a woman in an abusive relationship (April Barnett), experiencing love and loss, and being drawn into the search for a serial killer who is terrorizing the city. Capturing the vibrant community spirit of Oakland in the nineties, Smith crafts both a rare cinematic celebration of Black female creativity and a moving elegy for a generation of lost African American men.


Screening as part of SNAPSHOT - a season of films celebrating Black girls coming of age on their own terms. Presented by T A P E with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery. 

Bushman (4K Restoration) (15)

Bushman (4K Restoration)
Friday 26 Jul 20248:15pm Book Now
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Truth is stranger than fiction in BUSHMAN, a rare sort of film portrait, part document, part imagined - poetic in its approach to real events. Directed by David Schickele, Bushman follows Gabriel (Paul Eyam Nzie Okpokam), a young Nigerian, living life in San Francisco. Lovestruck and culturally stranded he faces the harsh realities of the ‘60s. Interwoven through his adventures in America are glances back to his African origins, and dualities of the political and racial mood of the US alongside the terrible and elusive Civil War in Nigeria. Through a blend of irony, poetry and nuanced storytelling, BUSHMAN guides audiences through the profound complexities of the human experience.

What's Up, Doc? (U)

What's Up, Doc?
Saturday 27 Jul 20247:00pm Book Now

Part of the series, MOTHER CUTTERS.

A luggage mix-up leads to stuffy academic Ryan O’Neal being taken on a wild ride by free spirit Barbra Streisand in this outrageous farce. Working from a precise and hilarious script by Buck Henry, David Newman and Robert Benton, and with the editing expertise of Verna Fields, director Peter Bogdanovich crafts a tribute to 1930s screwball comedies that is fast, funny and packed with delirious supporting performances.

Mapantsula (15)

Mapantsula
Sunday 28 Jul 20247:00pm Book Now
A true classic of guerrilla filmmaking, Mapantsula is now available to watch in stunning 4K after years of suppression, marking the 30th anniversary of South African Freedom Day in April 2024.

Director Oliver Schmitz worked closely with co-writer and lead actor Thomas Mogotlane, to produce a film under extreme censorship, and by evasion of the authorities, they bravely created a radical and rare anti-apartheid feature film. Mapantsula tells the story of Panic, a small-time hood who believes he sees all the angles. But he is soon in the web of the authorities, pushed to betray the revolutionaries fighting for change. More than a gripping crime story, Mapantsula is an almost miraculous opportunity to understand South Africa from within during its struggle for freedom, centred on the choices offered to Panic by a system set out to dehumanise him. Vital, humane and unvarnished, this is the time to reckon with Mapantsula.

Sleep (15)

Sleep
Friday 9 Aug 20247:00pm Book Now
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The debut feature of Jason Yu, an acolyte of Bong Joon-ho and Lee Chang-dong, is a supremely entertaining and impressively claustrophobic psychological thriller. Late one night, as recently married Hyun-su sleeps, he whispers to his wife, ‘Someone’s inside’. Sleep talking soon escalates to sleepwalking and signs of something much more troubling. Is the stress of work and approaching parenthood taking its toll on him, or is there a more sinister explanation? Jung Yu-mi and Lee Sun-kyun (in what would become one of the final roles for the tragic star of Parasite) are terrific as the couple at the heart of this strange, increasingly unsettling mystery, with Yu’s original script moving seamlessly between dark comedy, psychodrama and feverish frights. Spooky and stylish, this is a confident feature by a promising new director that may just keep you up at night.

American Graffiti (12A)

American Graffiti
Saturday 10 Aug 20247:00pm Book Now

Part of the series, MOTHER CUTTERS.

On the last day of summer vacation in 1962, as high school friends Curt, Steve, Terry and John (Paul Le Mat) cruise the streets of small-town California, the mysterious disc jockey, Wolfman Jack, spins classic rock'n'roll tunes. It's the last night before their grown-up lives begin, and Steve's high-school sweetheart, a hot-to-trot blonde, a bratty adolescent and a disappearing angel in a Thunderbird provide all the excitement they can handle.

Following the commercial failure of THX 1138, George Lucas was looking for a job - any job - to stay afloat. Borrowing money from friends and relatives to pay the bills he took Marcia up on a bet: that he was incapable of writing anything that could emotionally involve the audience. The result was the script for American Graffiti. After Universal grudgingly signed the director to a deal production was swift - and easy. Following principal photography the film was initially edited by Lucas and Verna Fields in the spare room above Francis Ford Coppola's garage while he was off shooting The Conversation, which would go on to win the Palme d'Or at Cannes the following year. After the rough cut was completed Fields left for other projects, but the film was nearly three hours long, so Marcia stepped in to complete the film, reworking the entire feature from the ground up. It was a task not without its problems - the interlocking stories proved an incredibly complex web of plot and character - but Marcia persisted, editing the film down to two hours entirely on her own while George worked on the film's sound design with Walter Murch. After a bitter struggle between the Lucas's and Universal over the film's viability, the studio finally released the film, expecting to have failure on their hands. The result was one of the most successful films in Universal's history, grossing over $100 million and proving that the filmmakers of The New Hollywood just might have a point.

Woodstock (15)

Woodstock
Saturday 24 Aug 20246:00pm Book Now
Part of the series, MOTHER CUTTERS.

In 1969, 500,000 people descended on a small patch of field in a little-known town in upstate New York called Woodstock. In this documentary, the iconic event is chronicled in unflinching detail, from the event's inception all the way through to the unexpected air-delivery of food and medical supplies by the National Guard. The film contains performances, interviews with the artists and candid footage of the fans in a defining portrait of 1960s America.

Thelma Schoonmaker was the supervising editor on this sprawling documentary. The challenges in assembling hundreds of hours of footage was not lost on Schoonmaker, whose extraordinary work was noted by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with her first Oscar nomination.

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (15)

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Saturday 14 Sep 20247:00pm Book Now
Part of the series, MOTHER CUTTERS.

After her husband dies, Alice (Ellen Burstyn) and her son, Tommy, leave their small New Mexico town for California, where Alice hopes to make it as a singer. Money problems force them to settle in Arizona instead, where Alice takes a job as waitress in a small diner. She intends to stay in Arizona just long enough to make the money needed to head back out on the road, but her plans change when she begins to fall for a rancher named David (Kris Kristofferson).

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore - celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year - was Marcia Lucas's first sole editing credit on a feature. Remembers Lucas: "Marty called, and asked if I would do his first studio feature. He was terrified of the studio executives, that Warners was going to give him some old fuddy-duddy editor or a spy--the studios were known for having spies on such projects. Marty liked to edit, and I felt like I was being hired to cut a movie so I wouldn't cut it, so I'd let the director cut it. But I thought, if I'm ever going to get any real credit, I'm going to have to cut a movie for somebody besides George."

Scorsese was so impressed with Lucas's work that he insisted she cut his next film - 1976's Taxi Driver. Lucas would receive a BAFTA nomination for her work on the film and a year later would receive an Academy Award for her groundbreaking editing on Star Wars.

Goodfellas (18)

Goodfellas
Saturday 28 Sep 20247:00pm Book Now

Part of the series, MOTHER CUTTERS.

Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese exposes the fascinating, mysterious and violent underworld of New York's Mafia families through the life of insider Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) as he rises from smalltime thug to mobster under the guidance of Jimmy Conway (Academy Award winner Robert De Niro) in this searing, epic crime drama based on the chilling true-life best seller Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi.

Goodfellas was Thelma Schoonmaker's eighth feature film collaboration with Martin Scorsese and won her the BAFTA for Editing in 1991. The visual style of Goodfellas is one that heavily influenced many films throughout the 90s and continues to influence film and television productions to this day. As Schoonmaker's creative role in Hollywood continues to garner recognition and awards it's clear that her sensibilities around story and character are as astute today as they were in 1970.

Solve-Along-A Murder She Wrote (18)

Solve-Along-A Murder She Wrote
Thursday 10 Apr 20258:00pm Book Now

Cult hit event Solve-Along-A Murder She Wrote returns to KSc following 2024’s near sell-out show with an interactive screening of a classic Murder, She Wrote episode. Watch as Cabot Cove gets caught up in a murder mystery only JB Fletcher (or you!) can solve!

Solve-Along-A Murder She Wrote is a unique and hilarious night featuring games, prizes and audience participation, with special permission from NBC Universal Television. See the show Time Out rated one of 2019’s 50 Great Nights Out in London that has played to sell-out audiences across the UK and Australia.

Hosted by super-fan Tim Benzie, Solve-Along-A Murder She Wrote features:


* A race to solve the crime, via the Fameometer and the Suspiciometer!

* A Cabot Cove quiz and raffle!

* Clips and biogs of the campy guest stars!


Please Note: This screening may contain sudden loud noises.


Schedule: Episode TBC.



THE CRITICS SPEAK!


“You’ll be swept away with Jessica Fletcher feels … it has the BEST HOST.” - Time Out London

4 stars **** “I’d challenge anyone to sit through this show and not get utterly invested in figuring out whodunit, whilst smiling at the comfort that this 80’s drama brings.” - West End Wilma

“It didn’t take long for Benzie to have the audience in stitches and he had the whole crowd in the palm of his hand the entire evening.” - Bristol 24/7

“A unique and thoroughly enjoyable theatre experience” - Blue Curtains Brisbane

Tim Benzie is obsessed with Murder, She Wrote, having watched the original series when it was first broadcast, and now relishing the repeats on television everywhere. An award-winning playwright and co-writer of the Royal Vauxhall Tavern’s 2017, 2018 and 2019 pantos (‘Goosed’, ‘Rubbed’ and ‘Slipped). He is the co-producer of the camp club night PopHorror.